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7 Common Addictive Behaviors

Addictive Behaviors It’s not just substances that can be addictive: there are also addictive behaviors. 12 step support programs can be used for both behaviors and substances, but it’s important for you to identify your addictive behavior first. Here are some common examples of these types of behavior. 1. Gambling Addictions Gambling is one of the …

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Impulsivity Related to Food Addiction

For some, certain foods like chocolate or chips have a strong attraction. So-called “chocoholics” talk about their affinity for chocolate in ways that incorporate terms usually reserved for addiction to drugs or alcohol. Those that believe that they really cannot eat just one potato chip may feel that this food has a particular hold on …

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FDA to Ban Artery-Choking Trans Fat; Many Foods Face Changes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced steps that would ban trans fat, the unhealthy preservative in processed foods such as chips, crackers and microwave popcorn, effectively ridding it from the American food supply. Eliminating the ingredient, added to extend a product’s shelf life but packing the worst fat for heart health, is expected …

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Behavioral Addictions Can Ruin Lives, Too

Behavioral addictions, also called process addictions, are often no taken seriously. Many professionals in the addiction community do not consider them to be proper addictions. These are things like compulsive eating, gambling addiction, Internet addiction and compulsive shopping. In other words, a behavioral addiction is anything that is not a chemical dependency—an addiction to drugs …

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America’s Obsession With Sugar: How Our Need for a Sweet Fix Has Expanded Our Waistlines

Over the last 50 years, sugar has become a staple in the American diet. In a newly released interactive infographic called America’s Sugar Addiction: How Our Need for a Sweet Fix Has Expanded Our Waistlines, Promises Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment Magazine capture the steady decade-by-decade climb of sugar in all its forms, including cane …

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